Tuesday, January 20, 2015

Happy January!

Hello! We are off to a flying start!  So far this year we are learning about tens and ones in math.  Your child needs to be able to start counting by 1s and 10s from any number between 1-120. For example, start at 43 and count forward by 10s. Start at 101 and count backward by tens. They need to understand how a 100s chart works and be able to use that information to fill out a section of a 100s chart when it is taken out of the whole chart.  They need to be able to use the 10s rods and the 1s cubes to show different numbers.

In Language Arts, we have just finished up an assessment using opinion writing.  The students had to read a Time for Kids and create their opinion on What gifts the Rain Forest Plants give us that is the most important.  Then they had to back it up using evidence from the text. WOW! :)

In science we just finished Sun and Stars and are moving on to Land and Water.

The Boosterthon Fun Run is January 30!!  Sign up Pledgebooks will come home tomorrow. They are in their mailboxes ready to go.  If you go on to the website (funrun.com) and use the code 9209-9028 to register, your child will receive their first prize of a bracelet just for registering!

No formal spelling test this week due to the short week.  We will be having a review test over sounds and words we have already worked on...Words will not be coming home but rather a check to see how they are doing.

Please don't forget to keep working on those Fry Word Lists!  Lena, Tanis, Bri, and McKenna need some more names to join them on the 400 Star!!!

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas! I hope that your break is filled with wonder and excitement!

Thank you all for the wonderful gifts!  They mean a lot and are truly appreciated!  Thank you for all that you do to help in the success of every child in our classroom!  You are amazing!

Friday, December 12, 2014

Art order

If you ordered something from Square1 Art and you did NOT get it sent home, please let me or the art teacher know ASAP.  All that we received have been sent home!

Week of December 15 Spelling Words


Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Week of December 8, 2014

Spelling words:

This week in math we are wrapping up our way to make 20 unit.  Next week we will be practicing skills that we have learned and begin the ideas of the new unit that will begin after break.

We are still learning about stars and the sun!

In language arts..these kids are GROWING into HUGE readers! They are blown away by the level of books they are reading to me.  We have been working to read books of their choosing and in small groups so I can see where they are with what they choose.  They are good!  WOW!!!

Please stock up on books and keep reading over break! That will be THE only homework assignment!  READ READ READ! 2 weeks is WAY too long to not read!!!!

Sunday, November 30, 2014

Week of December 1

Welcome back from Thanksgiving! I hope that you have a fabulous, family filled week!

This week brings a lot of fun and excitement! Just like all weeks! :)  December 2, Tuesday, is field day.  Please be sure that your child is dressed appropriately so they can enjoy all of the fun and excitement!

This week in math we will continue to work on numbers and how they are related when adding and subtracting.

In Language Arts we will be talking about author's purpose in nonfiction books as well as starting our Gingerbread Themed work.

In science we will start learning about Earth and Space!

Spelling Words: 

Thursday night brings the second round of Parent Teacher Conferences.  If you have any issues, or I haven't seen you for a conference yet this year, please schedule a time with me if we don't already have one scheduled.  Also, please feel free to contact me by email if you have any questions!

Happy December!  :)

Monday, November 17, 2014

This week...

This week, there is no spelling test.  Practice those sight word lists! There will be a celebration on Friday for those that have reached the different levels.  Everyone should have their name written on the 100 word star by now! If your child hasn't done that, please work on that for this week!

We will be making some fun Thanksgiving things throughout the week while practicing graphing and writing.  If you are planning to be out, please give me a heads up so I can send home the creations before Thanksgiving break!

Please be sure to read with your child over the break!  There will NOT be a home work packet over the break.  The next one will come home the 5th of December.

Parent Teacher conferences are coming up in December. I will be giving first chance to those that I have not met with already this year and those students that I am worried about.  If you have questions, please let me know!

Have a fabulous Thanksgiving! Thank you for all you do to support our learning!